The storms lasted just over 7 days and started with snow which prompted me to write Snow Days Are My Favorite Kind of Days Here in Washington. We had a day of warmer temperatures and a slight melt, then more snow followed by freezing rain which turned the snow into the most beautiful ice sculptures, and then came the wind storm.
Yes the National Guard was called in and a state of emergency was declared, but before you call us weather wimps (again) it was the ice and wind storms that led to the declarations. Power outages and downed trees caused so many roads to be impassible. One thing we’re known for is our beautiful landscapes covered in trees….the problem is they’re just not sturdy enough to withstand these freak storms. We lost half the height of our Birch tree (in some photos it’s upriht and in others it shows it snapped in half). The neighborhood is covered in branches and the hubby and son took their chainsaws down to the park and cleared the trees and now we have firewood for the rest of the winter.
Here’s a post about the safety items we had stored away from a weather emergency and what you can pack away so you’ll be ready. We were pretty darn comfortable and could have gone days longer without power. Luckily we didn’t have to.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of winter looks like.